per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) investigation and cleanup

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  • Practice Areas: Contaminated Sites
  • Event or Publication: Event
  • Title: PFAS Webinar for NEWMOA
  • All Authors: Rula Deeb, Jason M. Conder, Jennifer Field, Dr. Christopher Higgins
  • Geosyntec Authors: Rula Deeb, Jason M. Conder
  • Citation: September 21, 2016
  • Date: 2016
  • Location: Online
  • Type: Presentation (Webinar)

Co-presenters included Dr. Jennifer Field from Oregon State University and Dr. Christopher Higgins of Colorado School of Mines.

The webinar was attended more than 200 people and answered the following questions:

  • What are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)?
  • What are aqueous film forming foams (AFFF?)
  • What industrial sectors manufacture materials with PFAS?
  • Which environmental media should be sampled?
  • How do PFAS transport in the environment?
  • What is the fate of PFAS in the environment?
  • What remedial tools are available or effective for PFAS?
  • What are the human exposure pathways and health effects?
  • What are the current regulatory issues?

NEWMOA is an interstate association that has a membership composed of the hazardous waste, solid waste, waste site cleanup, and pollution prevention programs in the northeast states.

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